Ruth B. Tilley, 85Published 7:26pm Sunday, June 2, 2013
Born: May 12, 1928
Died: June 1, 2013
Ruth B. Tilley, 85, of Dowagiac, was born on May 12, 1928, in Sawyer, the daughter of Erdmand and Bessie (Hartline) Granke. She was a homemaker who could never sit idle. Ruth loved to bake, cook and crochet. Outside, she took great pride in her yard and was a hard worker. Her loving family includes three children, Dale (Glenda) Orminston, of Dowagiac, Margie (Mark) Brock ,of Coldwater, and Clyde Orminston, of Dowagiac; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Ernie (Pat) Granke, of Sawyer, and Eugene Granke, of Chicago.
Ruth passed away on Saturday June 1, 2013, at the Timbers of Cass County. She is preceded in death by brothers, Bert and Julius Granke, and daughter-in-law, Sharon Orminston. Her family will gather with friends on Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at Yazel & Clark Chapel, where her service will begin at 11 a.m. led by Pastor Justin Shepard of Michiana Church of Christ. She will be laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery. Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to Michiana Church of Christ. Please sign her guestbook and leave a memory of Ruth at www.yazel-clark.com